The first truck range of Daimler-Benz, presented at the 1927 "International Motor Show for Trucks and Special Vehicles" in Cologne, consisted of three model series with payload capacity ratings between 1.5 and 5.0 tonnes.
Catch the bus
On 13 November 1894, it was agreed that poor transport connections between Siegen, Netphen and Deuz could be improved by a motorised bus service. The original bus service was operational on 18 March 1895, using one of the first bus models produced by Karl Benz. A ticket for the complete journey cost 70 pfennigs. The bus would carry eight passengers, completing the journey within an hour, up to four times a day.
Mention buses and most people, particularly in the continental markets, will immediately think of Mercedes-Benz. Starting with the invention of the omnibus by Karl Benz in 1895, the Mercedes-Benz brand has led the way both in engineering and in production volumes.
As in other areas, the automotive pioneers Karl Benz and Gottlieb Daimler were fierce rivals right from the start, until the two companies merged in 1926 as Daimler-Benz AG. Whether in regular-service buses or coaches, diesel engine development or marketing, both at home and abroad, the two brands followed each other neck and neck. New developments came thick and fast, the last notable advance before the merger of the two companies being the low-frame chassis in 1925.
From 1927, with a joint bus line-up bearing the name Mercedes-Benz, the two brands joined forces in a move which spurred an avalanche of innovations. With all-steel bodies, standard-fitted diesel engines and an explosive growth in power and performance, development moved steadily forward right up to the start of the Second World War. After the war, in 1949 and 1950, the last of the classic-design Mercedes buses - models O 3500 and O 6600 - came to the starting grid.
From 1951 Daimler-Benz went over to new drive configurations and designs, creating new milestones throughout the nineteen fifties with the rear-engined O 6600 H, the semi-integral O 321 H, the O 319 minibus and the O 317 urban bus with its engine mounted under the floor. The O 321 H and its successors, the O 302 and O 303, broke one production record after another.|
Type| Class| Top speed(km/h)| | | | Subcompact| A | 170| Entry-level| C| 225| Mid-size car| E| 215 (212)| | CLS| 245| Full-size| S| Automatic transmission| Roadster| SLK| 240 (237)| | SL| Automatic transmission| Coupé| CLC| 250| | CLK| 250| | CL| 250| Supercar| SLR| 334| off-road| G| Automatic transmission| | G| Automatic transmission| SUV| GLK| 225-240| | M| 210| | GL| 210| MPVs| B| 190| | R| 222| | Vaneo| 174 (172)| | Vito| Automatic transmission| | Sprinter| Automatic transmission|
Technical progress advanced rapidly. In the subsequent years, the company changed over to six-cylinder petrol engines with displacement between 3.9 and 7.8 litres, while output rose to 110 hp. The petrol engine still predominated and the diesel engine played a subordinate role even the OM 5 six-cylinder unit with its displacement of 8.6 litres and output ratings of initially 70, then 85 and 95 hp.
The acronym OM stood for 'oil engine', i.e. diesel engine, and designates all diesel engines in Mercedes-Benz vehicles to this day. It was only in the heavy-duty N 56 three-axle truck with a payload capacity of 8.5 tonnes that this engine was installed in larger numbers. But times were to change large-scale production of injection pumps, until then produced in-house, was taken up by Bosch.|
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